Solar eclipse: For all the hype, it was quite a show


by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer Sunday's "ring of fire" solar eclipse may be history, but skywatchers have another stunning event to look forward to — next month's historic Venus transit of the sun. On Sunday (May 20), the moon covered most of

Tonight, China and the Western United States will be able to see an annular eclipse, the first of its kind since 1994. An annular eclipse is when the moon lines up between Earth and the Sun to create what looks like a ring of

By Jennifer Dobner | KANARRAVILLE, Utah (Reuters) – The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday – an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer Sunday's "ring of fire" solar eclipse may be history, but skywatchers have another stunning event to look forward to — next month's historic Venus transit of the sun. On Sunday (May 20), the moon covered most of

Despite some cloud cover and a few sprinkles, skywatchers across Colorado got some spectacular views of the rare annular solar eclipse on Sunday evening. In Boulder, nearly 10000 people gathered to watch the solar eclipse in Folsom Field and set a new

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